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Alistair Overeem: Brock Lesnar won't come back to UFC because it's 'too hard'

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brock Lesnar is not going back to the UFC when his WWE deal comes up the day after WrestleMania 31. Or at least that's what his last opponent in MMA, Alistair Overeem, would have you believe.

Because it's too hard.

From MMA Junkie (HT: MMA Mania):

"To be honest, he is not going to come back. He remembers in the beginning it was easy, but at the end it was very hard for him. He is a guy that kind of goes where it's easy. He's not going to come back. It's too hard. The competition is too stiff."

That's one hell of a hot take.

You could actually argue the complete opposite, that Lesnar goes where it's most difficult. When he quit pro wrestling back in 2004, he attempted to make an NFL roster (and nearly succeeded despite a stunning lack of experience). Later, he joined the UFC after just one professional MMA fight and quickly became heavyweight champion, fighting the best of the best in the division.

That included a first round knockout loss to Overeem.

The Lesnar camp believes his issues were health related, as his UFC run was marked by an ongoing battle with diverticulitis. Even if that's true and he's completely healthy now, he's over three years older than he was when Overeem destroyed him.

Either way, we're inching closer and closer to Lesnar making his decision one way or the other, scared or not.

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